Saturday, 5 March 2011

More pedantry please!

Don't knock pedantry.

Bertrand Russell said that a pedant is simply someone who prefers their opinions to be right not wrong.

I'll add to that: a good pedant will be as prepared to challenge their own views as they are to challenge others'. This virtue is rare in the non-pedantic community, many of whose members are indifferent towards the quest for truth as well as being dogmatic about their relativism, which they fail to find an odd place to stand.

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